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Pronunciation : Yearn
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Also earn, ern; probably a corruption of OE. ermen to grieve, AS. ierman, yrman, or geierman, geyrman, fr. earm wretched, poor; akin to D. & G. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms. The y- in English is perhaps due to the AS. ge (see Y-).]
Definition : Defn: To pain; to grieve; to vex. [Obs.] "She laments, sir, for it, that it would yearn your heart to see it." Shak. It yearns me not if men my garments wear. Shak.

t. [imp. & p. p. Yearned; p. pr. & vb. n. Yearning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Yearn
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn. [Obs.] "Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore." Shak.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Yearn
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [See Yearnings.]
Definition : Defn: To curdle, as milk. [Scot.]

i. & t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Yearn
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. yernen, , , AS. geornian, gyrnan, fr. georn desirous, eager; akin to OS. gern desirous, girnean, gernean, to desire, D. gaarne gladly, willingly, G. gern, OHG. gerno, adv., gern, a., G. gier greed, OHG. giri greed, ger desirous, ger to desire, G. beg
Definition : Defn: To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager. Joseph made haste; for his bowels did yearn upon his brother; and he sought where to weep. Gen. xliii. 30. Your mother's heart yearns towards you. Addison.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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